The MidSouth Chapter of the ITPA is proud to award the 2021 Billy D. Young Memorial Scholarship to Laura Tyson Daffin.

The Mid-South Chapter of the ITPA is a group dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve and supporting our employees and their children through scholarships, charitable giving and disaster relief. The scholarship was established in Mr. Billy D. Young’s memory to support fellow telecommunications workers that are employees of member companies of the Telecommunications Association of the Southeast (TELSE) or the ITPA Mid-South Chapter in educating their children. This scholarship is made available through the MidSouth Chapter and is supported by the individual Pioneer Clubs in the chapter.

Daffin was the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship. During her senior year, she maintained a 4.018 GPA while staying heavily involved in clubs, the community and her church. She plans to attend Auburn University in the fall and pursue a career as a physical therapist. She is the daughter of Heather and Tyson Daffin of Opelika.

Consideration for the scholarship included academic information, community involvement, sports, clubs, employment and other extracurricular activities. Additionally, each student submitted a 1,000 word essay. Daffin excelled both inside and outside the classroom during her high school career and was much deserved of the award.